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 Post subject: Grammar and Punctuation
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Many of us will have heard that Gove wants to bring 'core' English skills back to the curriculum. This includes a traditional understanding of grammar and punctuation.

Of course, he is, funnily enough, 'freeing' most schools from actually having to follow the National Curriculum by offering Academy status, but that's by-the-by.

I saw this interesting little test on the Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-netwo ... -quiz-test

What do you think?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:40 pm 
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I scored 13/14 although I don't kknow which one I got wrong (possibly the last one). I have to say I learnt virtually none of it in school (child of the 70s when grammar wasn't trendy) and have gathered most of it through reading and seeing my children's homework!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:52 pm 
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same here scarymum: I got 13/14 but couldn't find out which one I got wrong. Again, don't remember it from school though (or even my English degree :shock: ) : I learnt much of it whilst preparing my children for the 11 plus!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:18 pm 
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First time I've scored full marks in any of these online things. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Go to the top of the class KS10 :)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:21 pm 
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We need a 'big-head' emoticon.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Don't worry, you're not the only one now ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Not sure whether to post on the Dodgy Calls thread or this one.

News of my brilliance is travelling fast: I have just had a call from the University of Cantabria. I didn't speak and had to google the number to discover who it was.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Not in favour of this new testing system. 70 marks awarded: 50 for grammar and 20 for the spelling.

Very little creative writing done in schools anyway but to discard the writing test...! :(

btw: another one with 14 / 14 :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:49 pm 
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scary mum wrote:
I have to say I learnt virtually none of it in school (child of the 70s when grammar wasn't trendy) and have gathered most of it through reading and seeing my children's homework!
snap. I think my year 6 has been taught more grammar already than I ever was.


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